The Cat’s Out of the Bag: Recent Acquisitions in Special Collections

The origin of the phrase “letting the cat out the bag” is not clear. Some believe that the phrase did not first appear in print until 1760—33 years after our recently acquired first edition of Les Chats (The Cats) was published in France. Regardless, the phrase holds true for this exhibit of recent acquisitions, seen here for the first time since arriving at UNT.

Opening Reception - The Cat’s Out of the Bag: Recent Acquisitions in Special Collections

The origin of the phrase “letting the cat out the bag” is not clear. Some believe that the phrase did not first appear in print until 1760—33 years after our recently acquired first edition of Les Chats (The Cats) was published in France. Regardless, the phrase holds true for this exhibit of recent acquisitions, seen here for the first time since arriving at UNT.

Edna Mae Sandborn Room

Have you ever wondered what was in the room immediately after you step off the elevator on the fourth floor in Willis Library? Have you visited the Edna Mae Sandborn Room, but wished you could browse longer?

Come and explore our collections of rare music books and artifacts!

The Edna Mae Sandborn Room is located in Willis Library, Room 429. Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment.